Today I’m sharing what is a very spring-like recipe for Key Lime Fudge. Scroll to the end of this post to watch a short how-to video showing you how to make this fudge, and then you can print out the recipe and make it at home.
The best part of spring is the green. Where I live now (in Arizona) everything turns rather brown and lifeless in the summer. The lawn goes dormant, only the dessert flowers survive, and most of the rest of the plants drop their leaves. It’s not such a pretty sight. Winter and spring are good for Arizona. Rain comes now and then, and everything is much more green and vibrant. Green is where it’s at. Green makes me happy. Key Lime Fudge is barely green, but it makes the cut and it’s a yummy spring green confection.
Have you ever picked up a bag of key limes? They’re awfully cute. They’re tiny little things. You’ve gotta squeeze the heck out of them to get every bit of their juice, but it’s all worth it. They have a stronger scent and a thinner rind than the typical lime. The flavor is more tart and bitter. These limes present themselves nicely in sweet treats (like key lime pie!) since the sugar balances out that tart flavor and highlights the unique flavor of the key lime. I love them!
You can most certainly use regular limes for this fudge. They might give the fudge a slightly sweeter flavor, but all will still be good. Don’t skimp on the lime zest in this recipe since it gives the fudge a fabulous green tint, and it adds a good amount of lime flavor to the recipe too. So if you’re wishing for a little “spring” in your life and it hasn’t quite arrived yet, treat yourself to some Key Lime Fudge instead.
Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make Key Lime Fudge, then scroll to the bottom to print out the recipe and make it at home.
Key Lime Fudge
This Key Lime Fudge recipe is the perfect blend of sweet and sour!
- 5 ounce can 2% evaporated milk
- 1 2/3 cups granulated white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 large marshmallows
- 2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup grated lime zest (about 5 limes)
- 2 tablespoons key lime juice (5 to 7 limes, juiced)
Line an 8" x 8" square pan with aluminum foil; grease the foil with butter. It's not a good recipe for a 9-inch square pan as the fudge will be too thin.
Combine the milk, sugar and salt in a large heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir and bring to a boil; boil 8 minutes, stirring constantly at a boil (if you have a candy thermometer, you can bring it to the soft-ball-stage, but I didn't use one). Remove the pan from heat. Add the marshmallows, chocolate, zest and juice, and stir until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted and the mixture is smooth. Scrape the fudge into the prepared pan. Tip the pan to make sure the fudge covers the bottom evenly. Cool completely, then cut into 1-inch squares.
*This recipe can be made with regular limes too.
Here are a few more desserts using key limes that you might enjoy:
- Key Lime Pie Bars by Brown Eyed Baker
- Key Lime Pie by Recipe Girl
- Key Lime Cream Cake by Bakerella
- Key Lime Pie Ice Cream by Recipe Girl